Azuki is celebrating its first birthday by unveiling “Hilumia,” a metaverse space described as “a growing city shaped and built by the community.”
The virtual space allows community members (Azuki NFT holders) to explore works by the “artists of the garden.” Among the creations are Slowpoke, a bizarrely designed toy store, 9 Lives Arcade, a place for old and modern gaming fans, as well as a greenhouse and a gym.
Aside from exploring, artists, builders, and web3 enthusiasts can also contribute to creating and shaping the future of “The Garden.”
Azuki—a project by Churi Labs, a startup made up of many people with extensive expertise in crypto, art, and gaming—began its journey on January 12 with the release of a collection of 10,000 anime-themed avatars.
Each NFT avatar has a distinct Japanese anime style and a variety of unique traits, such as hairstyles, clothing, gender, makeup, and accessories.
Azuki has garnered traction from the start, ranking among the top 10 NFT collections in terms of all-time market cap and volume, according to CoinMarketCap statistics.